Fayette County

Lindsey Carroll wins Kentucky Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program

Lindsey Carroll
Lindsey Carroll Photo provided

Lindsey Carroll was named the winner of the 2016 Kentucky Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program that was held Jan. 15-16 at the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts. Participants spent a week rehearsing with host families around Lexington. Each day began with rehearsals, and the group visited local sites, such as The Ronald McDonald House and the UK Children’s Hospital, where participants donated toys and books.

A total of 33 young women represented their hometowns. Twelve were selected to compete in the areas of talent, fitness and self-expression. Four finalists were named: fourth runner-up, Kate Cox from Fayette County; third runner-up, Shelby Gilkerson from Clark County; second runner-up, Makayela Banks from Somerset; and first runner-up, Laura Hancock from Pulaski County.

Lindsey, the daughter of Tim and Donna Carroll of Versailles, also received the Overall Scholastic, Overall Interview, Overall Self-Expression and “Be Your Best Self” Awards that amounted to $7,800 in scholarships.

Kate Brown to perform as soloist with orchestra

Oboe player Kate Brown, a Woodford County High School senior, will perform as a soloist with the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra on Feb. 21 at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Brown was one of three winners in the Borchardt Concerto Competition in September and will perform the 4th movement of David Mullikin’s Oboe Concerto. Brown has played the oboe for seven years and studies with Kim Heersche. She has been a member of the orchestra for three years, playing both oboe and English horn. Brown has also been a member of the Woodford County Band program for six years and is a two-year member of the Kentucky All-State Band and Orchestra. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert are available at Sfcatickets.com.

Humane Society gets $45,000 grant from Petco Foundation

The Woodford Humane Society, in Versailles, has been awarded a $45,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support repairs of its facility. The humane society’s adoption center, completed in 2006, is in good repair, but its receiving center, which houses all new arrivals and serves as an isolation area for animals recovering from illness and injury, has had few updates and improvements since its completion in 1983.

The Petco Foundation investment will be used to replace the building’s fiberglass roof. Any leftover funds will go toward fixing water damage, mold and other issues caused by years of high humidity and leaks.

For more information, go to Woodfordhumane.org or Petcofoundation.org.